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Classes - English. Control Alt Achieve: 21 Chrome Extensions for Struggling Students and Special Needs. Technology can be a powerful tool to assist students with special needs or any sort of learning challenge.

Control Alt Achieve: 21 Chrome Extensions for Struggling Students and Special Needs

In particular the Chrome web browser allows users to install a wide variety of web extensions that provide tools that can help all learners, regardless of ability level. I Want to Study Engineering: Games. –¶ Professor Richard Noss - Technology Enhanced Learning. Fatherly - Your floor has never been more fun. 22 Powerful Closure Activities. Too many university supervisors and administrators criticize the absence of lesson closure, a dubious assessment practice likely caused by the improper use of Madeline Hunter’s lesson plan model (PDF) as a de facto checklist of eight mandatory teaching practices -- anticipatory set, objective and purpose, input, modeling, checking for understanding, guided practice, independent practice, and closure -- a custom that Hunter decried in 1985 (PDF).

22 Powerful Closure Activities

Although it offers multiple benefits, please don't view closure as a professional must-do. What Is Closure? Closure is the activity that ends a lesson and creates a lasting impression, a phenomenon that Colorado State University professor Rod Lucero calls the recency effect. Critical Analysis and Information Literacy. In today's globalized information age, an ever-increasing proportion of misinformation accompanies the burgeoning wealth of new and changing information.

Critical Analysis and Information Literacy

As students are bombarded with social and news media that blur lines between fact and opinion, they need guided experiences to build their critical analysis of information validity and value. My previous posts in this series described strategies to build students' executive functions of organizing, prioritizing, and judgment. This post will suggest ways to activate your students' developing neural networks of skillsets for critical analysis. Low-Stakes Writing: Writing to Learn, Not Learning to Write. University Park Campus School (UPCS) uses low-stakes writing every day and in every subject to foster student voice, self-confidence, and critical thinking skills. Low-stakes writing is a tool to help students build comfort with sharing and developing their thoughts through writing. A defining element of low-stakes writing is how it's graded -- the grade doesn't carry a lot of weight.

This removes much of the pressure from having to do the assignment a certain way, putting value instead on student thought, expression, and learning, rather than punctuation, grammar, or getting a correct answer the first time. Comments. Lynn Tan Don't quite understand why must a twelve years old work endlessly to make the parents proud?

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The motivation to excel should not be to please parents or teachers. 28 Pictures That Will Make Teachers Laugh Harder Than They Should. Why video games shouldn’t freak parents out. Stocksy Everything changed at a lunch with the legendary game designer Sid Meier.

Why video games shouldn’t freak parents out

Create an Interactive Video Summary of the School Year. As the end of the school year approaches you might find yourself looking for a way to create an audio slideshow of highlights of the school year.

Create an Interactive Video Summary of the School Year

YouTube's photo slideshow tool, Stupeflix, and Animoto all offer easy ways to create audio slideshow videos. Wideo does that too and also allows you to add interactive elements to your video. On Wideo you can insert interactive buttons into each frame of your video. The buttons can be hyperlinked to any webpage that you like. 2 Quick, Inexpensive Ways to Add Collaborative Space to Your Classroom. Kevin Jarrett , Teaching Middle School 'Technology, Engineering & Design' in Northfield, NJ.

2 Quick, Inexpensive Ways to Add Collaborative Space to Your Classroom

5 Innovative Ways To Create Positive Classroom Culture. Teaching three years in a public primary school and the previous two years in a private middle school, I’ve gotten the chance to spend time in two very different classroom environments.

5 Innovative Ways To Create Positive Classroom Culture

I noticed that the main thing that really affected the ability for students to connect not only with the class content, but with each other and with me, was the culture that was developed in the classroom. I view culture as the the overall vibe and mood of the room; what are the things that are valued (or not valued) in that classroom. I think positive classroom culture leads to more opportunities for students to positively connect with the content, their peers, and their teacher. Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud. Educating Girls Globally by Harvard EdCast. Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity? Using Old Tech (Not Edtech) to Teach Thinking Skills. I've been trying to use Google Docs to good effect in my ninth grade history classroom.

Using Old Tech (Not Edtech) to Teach Thinking Skills

11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading. Round Robin Reading (RRR) has been a classroom staple for over 200 years and an activity that over half of K-8 teachers report using in one of its many forms, such as Popcorn Reading.

11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading

RRR's popularity endures, despite overwhelming criticism that the practice is ineffective for its stated purpose: enhancing fluency, word decoding, and comprehension. Cecile Somme echoes that perspective in Popcorn Reading: The Need to Encourage Reflective Practice: "Popcorn reading is one of the sure-fire ways to get kids who are already hesitant about reading to really hate reading. " Facts About Round Robin Reading. 4 Reasons to Start Class With a Poem Each Day. For each school day of the past three years, I've started my ninth-grade English class with a poem.

Social media ethnography: the digital researcher in a messy web. Benefited from making connections between online and locality-based realities.Rather than being ‘the pursuit of ethnographic holism’ (Hine, 2000:48), it enabled usto follow ethnographically the (dis)continuities between the experienced realities of face-to-face and social media movement and socialities. Five ways tech is crowdsourcing women’s empowerment. Around the world, women’s rights advocates are crowdsourcing their own data rather than relying on institutional datasets.

Citizen-generated data is especially important for women’s rights issues. In many countries the lack of women in positions of institutional power, combined with slow, bureaucratic systems and a lack of prioritisation of women’s rights issues means data isn’t gathered on relevant topics, let alone appropriately responded to by the state. Come Along and Ride on a Google Expedition. The Google Expedition Pioneer Program is taking teachers and students on fantastic voyages. So what's the big deal? "Field trips are an expensive learning experience, but Google Expeditions is well on its way to finding an affordable solution," says Julie Shah, EdD (Technology TOSA at Godinez High School). I couldn't agree more. Julie adds, "Expeditions also allow students to experience places otherwise impossible through field trips, such as deep sea and outer space.

" The Guided Tour Begins. Answer: Fake or real? How do you know? 1. 22 Powerful Closure Activities. How social media is changing education. A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom. Educational Leadership:The Effective Educator:Using Social Media to Reach Your Community. December 2010/January 2011 | Volume 68 | Number 4 The Effective Educator Pages 87-88. Social Media Gains Momentum in Online Education. Study Suggests Benefits of Social Media in Class. An educational theory gaining momentum in the literature may open the door to increased use of social media in schools. Dr. Richard J. Aroob. Growing Use of Social Media in Education. MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program. Signing off: Finnish schools phase out handwriting classes. Spidery scrawls across faintly lined paper or the carefully penned love letter will be the stuff of fairytales for many young Finns thanks to a new government policy.

Schools in Finland are phasing out cursive handwriting classes in favour of keyboard skills, as officials accept that texting, tapping and tweeting have taken over as the primary means of communication in the modern age. Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro. Meme Generator. Education + Elearning Video Courses and Tutorials from lynda.com. How Youth Learn: Ned's GR8 8. iTEC scenario: Recognizing Informal Learning. 1_tessa. Connect With Students and Parents in Your Paperless Classroom. The 21st Century Skills You Need For Today's Job Market. The global economy has been transformed by the Internet in the last two decades. In the developed world, the economic engine has shifted toward a post-industrial model of employment, where factory work and routine office work is outsourced or automated by robots and software. ICT in Primary education: Projects and Initiatives. Trendy EdTech Concepts Infographic. Youtube - Learning through Video - Infographic.

Top 10 Skills You Need in Future - Infographic. An interesting story. Study Guide - Infographic. What is a Rubric? Rubric Gallery: List of public rubrics,English rubrics,rubrics for grade level: Kindergarten - Grade 5,Project rubrics: RCampus. The Future of E Ducation Report 2014 Gold Mercury International Kopiëren. Bloom_digi_en.vue. What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains [Epipheo.TV]